HYAKU FUJI 百富士 AND HYAKU FUJI YOKYÔ 百富士余興 [One Hundred (Views of) Fuji]. artist Kawamura Minsetsu 河邨珉雪.
HYAKU FUJI 百富士 AND HYAKU FUJI YOKYÔ 百富士余興 [One Hundred (Views of) Fuji].
HYAKU FUJI 百富士 AND HYAKU FUJI YOKYÔ 百富士余興 [One Hundred (Views of) Fuji].
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HYAKU FUJI 百富士 AND HYAKU FUJI YOKYÔ 百富士余興 [One Hundred (Views of) Fuji].
HYAKU FUJI 百富士 AND HYAKU FUJI YOKYÔ 百富士余興 [One Hundred (Views of) Fuji].
HYAKU FUJI 百富士 AND HYAKU FUJI YOKYÔ 百富士余興 [One Hundred (Views of) Fuji].
HYAKU FUJI 百富士 AND HYAKU FUJI YOKYÔ 百富士余興 [One Hundred (Views of) Fuji].
HYAKU FUJI 百富士 AND HYAKU FUJI YOKYÔ 百富士余興 [One Hundred (Views of) Fuji].
HYAKU FUJI 百富士 AND HYAKU FUJI YOKYÔ 百富士余興 [One Hundred (Views of) Fuji].
HYAKU FUJI 百富士 AND HYAKU FUJI YOKYÔ 百富士余興 [One Hundred (Views of) Fuji].
HYAKU FUJI 百富士 AND HYAKU FUJI YOKYÔ 百富士余興 [One Hundred (Views of) Fuji].
HYAKU FUJI 百富士 AND HYAKU FUJI YOKYÔ 百富士余興 [One Hundred (Views of) Fuji].
HYAKU FUJI 百富士 AND HYAKU FUJI YOKYÔ 百富士余興 [One Hundred (Views of) Fuji].
HYAKU FUJI 百富士 AND HYAKU FUJI YOKYÔ 百富士余興 [One Hundred (Views of) Fuji].

HYAKU FUJI 百富士 AND HYAKU FUJI YOKYÔ 百富士余興 [One Hundred (Views of) Fuji].

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Kawamura Minsetsu 河邨珉雪, artist. HYAKU FUJI 百富士 AND HYAKU FUJI YOKYÔ 百富士余興 [One Hundred (Views of) Fuji]. Meiwa 8 [1771]. 5 volumes 18 x 26 cm string-bound Japanese style, fukuro-toji and housed in a clasped chitsu. The original edition in five volumes, rather than the usual four, with the fifth volume being a printed record of a "kasen" or poetry competition upon the theme of Fuji. The first volume has its original, centered title slip with blue-gray covers. The other four (including the Kasen volume) are in beige covers with silver/mica decorative lines and centered, brushed title slips. Vol 1 has 22 cho of original, black and white woodblock prints with 7 cho of preliminary Japanese text. Vol 2 has 26 cho of woodcuts, Vol 3 has 25 cho of woodcuts, Vol 4 has 29 cho with the final 2 cho in Japanese text and Vol 5 has 19 cho of Haikai 俳諧 in Japanese text.

As is usual in these cases, Minsetsu himself participated as a poet. An extraordinary and rare copy of this work, perhaps the only copy with the kasen in private hands. We can only locate one copy of the Kasen volume in Japan and none abroad. Not only does this work stand on its own as a lovely sketchbook on the theme of Fuji and as an inspiration for Hokusai's great Fugaku Hyakkei, it is also a remarkable record of the poetry sessions that often constituted a dialogue for the painter/poets of Japan - in this case a previously unsuspected conversation. [Kerlen 591; Ryerson 399]

Wear to chitsu. Wear to wrappers with some rips, damage and soiling. Slight toning. Artwork is very clean with very nice impressions.as an inspiration for Hokusai's great Fugaku Hyakkei, it is also a remarkable record of the poetry sessions that often constituted a dialogue for the painter/poets of Japan - in this case a previously unsuspected conversation. [Kerlen 591; Ryerson 399] Wear to chitsu. Wear to wrappers with some rips, damage and soiling. Slight toning. Artwork is very clean with very nice impressions.

Price: $16,000.00